Cold, but at least no snow for the runners

In a strange turn of events, last Thursday’s meet at South Hamilton was cancelled due to the weather, then Ogden picked up an invite to Van Meter’s “Last Minute Invitational” - a meet the coaches deemed as just for fun as no team scores were kept. In fact, no field events even took place. But that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs didn’t put in a good effort.

“We anticipated a cold night and it certainly was,” said Ogden girls coach Dena Boyd. “However, the girls ran some excellent times and we were happy to get to compete.”

Ogden’s top placer was Abby Kieffer, coming in second in the open 400. Other highlights included the 4x100 improving by two seconds from the previous meet. Boyd said Rylee Graden dropped a full second off her split in the hurdles, four-stepping rather than five between hurdles. “Our sprint relays are improving with hand-offs and that is paying off.”

Teams competing that day were Ogden, AC/GC (Adair Casey-Guthrie Center), Panorama, Van Meter, Madrid, CAM, Pleasantville and ADM (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn).

BOYS

Ogden’s distance medley, made up of Ethan Snedden, Dane Christner, Lucas Elsner and Jacob Hinman, put in another great performance and placed first at Van Meter, running a time of 4:01.21 for the boys. Blake Gregory finished third in the 800 meter run.

See complete results in the April 11 issue of The Ogden Reporter.